Gerhart Not Enough In Sun Bowl Loss

January 1, 2010

Two Sport Star Finishes College Career With Another Big Game

El Paso, TX–   Toby Gerhart rolled-up another big game, but Stanford lost to Oklahoma 31-27 in the Brut Sun Bowl.  The 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up ran for 133 yards and a pair of first half touchdowns in what is presumed to be the last game of his record-setting college football career.

Oklahoma (8-5) rallied with 14 straight points in the third quarter, then held on after Patrick O’Hara missed a 32-yard field goal try with 3:19 remaining. Stanford (8-5) got a final opportunity but turned it over on downs, starting a celebration for fans wearing crimson and cream.

Gerhart, who has also played for the Cardinal baseball team for three seasons, scored his first TD of the game with 11:52 on the clock in the second quarter.  The score put Stanford on top of OU 14-10.

After a Ryan Broyles touchdown run gave the Sooners a 17-10 lead Gerhart scored again after a 17 yard run that required some extra effort.  Gerhart fumbled going into the end zone and then recovered his own fumble to secure the TD.  A Nate Whitaker field goal gave the Cardinal a 24-17 lead at halftime, but another field goal was all Stanford could manage in the second half in the 31-27 loss.

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones passed for 418 yards and three touchdowns for the Sooners.  Stanford was playing in its first bowl game since

Gerhart led the nation with 1,871 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns this season.  He ran for a TD in 18 of Stanford’s last 20 games.

Gerhart has been included in the exclusive Two Sport Reports throughout the fall.  The reports have chronicled the exploits of more than 35 college baseball players who play football and other sports.  We will have a Two Sport Report Bowl Edition next week.

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